Weeknights and Weekends
Last updated August 12, 2022
Whether you’re a fitness freak or a pleasure seeker, a winner of trivia or conqueror of mountains, or just a lover of the lazy Sunday brunch downtown, Inverell will keep you busy. We have listed a few ideas below to kick-start your adventures and help you meet some of our very friendly locals! Check out the below websites and pop some dates in your diary - there’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages:
Local fossicking sites
There are many spots in the area to try your luck at finding a world-famous Inverell sapphire! The outstanding Inverell Visitor Information Centre (which also has great coffee) has fossicking maps with local sites and equipment for hire. There are also shops in town that will cut and polish the treasure you find!
Inverell Visitor Information Centre
13 Campbell St, Inverell
Self-Guided Heritage Street Walk
Features the unique architecture and fascinating history of 30 sites all within an easy walking distance of the CBD - brochure with map available from the Inverell Visitor Information Centre.
Sapphire City Markets
7am, first and third Sunday of the month (except Dec and Jan)
Campbell Park (behind Coles), Inverell
Inverell Art Gallery
Community gallery exhibiting and selling local art and craft, regular exhibitions plus well-equipped classrooms and pottery studio hosting a variety of classes and workshops.
5 Evans St, Inverell
Art Life Studio
Arts hub and gallery in the heart of town offering art classes and talks, workshops and demonstrations.
56 Otho St, Inverell
AK Bellinger Gallery
A leading regional contemporary gallery exhibiting established and emerging Australian artists.
27 Otho St, Inverell
168 Byron St, Inverell
Inverell Theatre Company
Community theatre group holding regular productions – newcomers very welcome.
The Inverell Singers
Non-auditioned, very welcoming community choir with weekly evening rehearsals.
The Pioneer Village
Authentic historic buildings, dating from 1840, collected from Inverell and surrounding districts to create a fascinating, immersive experience of pioneer life and spirit. Tranquil grounds, village store, fossicking area, picnic tables and toilets.
64 Tingha Rd, Inverell
National Transport Museum
Over 120 vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and motorcycles on display including a 1906 Dayton, believed to be the only one left in the world.
69 Rifle Range Rd, Inverell
New England Woodturning and Sculptures
See a Master Woodturner at work while he creates a wide variety of works, including authentic Australian didgeridoos and unique Oddgeridoos. Workshop, showroom, gallery, and sculpture garden.
29 Ponds Rd, Gilgai
Lake Inverell Reserve
Peaceful aquatic sanctuary close to town and home to a large variety of waterbirds, wallabies, and platypus. Popular for picnics, kayaking and walking tracks connecting to Barayamal National Park. BBQ, picnic tables, toilets.
Lake Inverell Drive, Inverell
Mcllveen Park Lookout
Enjoy glorious views across town, the ranges and wind turbines in the distance.
Mcllveen Park Road, Inverell
At three times the capacity of Sydney Harbour and with the longest recreational boat ramp in the Southern Hemisphere, Copeton Dam is a wonder to behold! A recently completed $5.7mil upgrade to the Northern Foreshores has made it the perfect spot for day trips or longer stays.
The dam is ideal for powerboating, waterskiing and wakeboarding, kayaking, swimming and is paradise for fishing enthusiasts, especially those chasing the metre plus Murray Cod. Drive across the dam wall for sweeping views over the lake and mountains. Boat hire, kiosk, BBQs, toilets and shower facilities, camping, and cabins available.
Goonoowigall State Conservation Area
Scenic area covering 1,057 hectares, with low hills and large dramatic boulders, home to protected local wildlife and rare plants. Enjoy an easy stroll or longer trek with 10 km of marked walking tracks though woodlands and alongside meandering creeks.
Within the reserve, on Jukembal Land, is the Nhunta Karra Kara Track commemorating the Aboriginal families who made the Goonoowigal area (known as the Inverell "fringe dwellers" camp) their home from the 1940s until the 1970s. To listen to their fascinating and moving stories as you walk the track, download the free Soundtrails App then open Goonoowigal Soundtrail.
Tingha Road, Inverell
123 Byron St, Inverell
The Welder’s Dog
Craft Beer Bar
61 Otho St, Inverell
39 Byron St, Inverell
RSM Club + Little Italy Pizzeria and The Rustic Table Restaurant
68 Evans St, Inverell
35 Glen Innes Rd, Inverell
The Inverell Club
1 Evans Street, Inverell
Joining a faith-based or cultural group is the perfect way to meet likeminded people – check out this list to see many of the local religious groups and places of prayer ready to welcome new friends to town: Inverell and District Community Directory and search for “church groups”.